> Just wondering: I need to replace the battery in my '86 4000 Quattro, and of
> course was told by my good friends at Sears/Wards/wherever that it was a
> special size and would run $70 instead of the on sale $34.99. Right. Has
> anyone out there replaced their battery with a more standard size (using
> 2'x4' shims, or whatever is necessary)?
This sounds like a fast one. I replaced the battery in my 85 4000Q last
year (and it looked like the original battery!), and bought an Interstate,
which has worked fine since. I don't remember the exact model, but it
wasn't a non-standard size. Getting it in was a bit tricky (had to
remove this clamp thing), but not too difficult.